Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan, is pushing for urgent action now to help reduce the long waiting times for the surveying and the commencement of works under the Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme.
Deputy Aindrias Moynihan commented: “I have once again raised this pressing issue in the Dáil this week, and we simply need urgent action on it now. To leave vulnerable households and persons on such long waiting lists places them in a precarious position and is unacceptable.”
The Cork North West TD continued: “From speaking to constituents, it is quite clear that the waiting time for some is as long as 24 months, despite being told by the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications that the allocation of a surveyor should be expected within 8 months.
Deputy Moynihan added: “Both the Minister and the Sustainable Energy Authority Of Ireland (SEAI) need to take action now and I am calling on them to make this issue a priority and clear the backlog so that these much-needed works can begin for the people left waiting.”
The Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme is designed to deliver a range of energy efficiency measures free of charge to low-income households vulnerable to energy poverty.